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Zig Ziglar

1926-2012 ,  American self-help writer
Zig ZiglarAmerican self-help author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

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Create a life you can't wait to live.

Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.

Logic won't change an emotion but action will.

Those who won't take a chance don't have a chance.

If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That's success.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

Making the family a top priority will invariably bring success.

You have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.

It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.

When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.

Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be proud, but not arrogant.

F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise.' The choice is yours.

When we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

Every choice you make has an end result.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.

You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.

In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages others to do their best.

The key ingredient in family communication is listening, really listening.

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.

Failure is often the line of least persistence.

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

It is nobler to love the person next to you than to love mankind in general.

You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

Worry is interest paid before it's due.

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don't hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.

Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free but it can’t go anywhere.

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.

You don't drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours.

Worry is the most significant factor that relates to the root of negative thinking.


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